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As if attorneys for beleaguered poker site Full Tilt Poker weren't busy enough, they will now have to defend the site in court again as a new class action lawsuit was filed against the firm on Thursday.
The suit was filed in Las Vegas Federal Court on Thursday and seeks repayment of funds and punitive damages. The suit's plaintiffs, Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry had an earlier suit thrown out of court earlier this year.
The lawsuit names Full Tilt Poker Directors Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson as defendants claiming that the duo "exercised unlawful dominion and control" over player funds that were held in Full Tilt Poker accounts. The plaintiffs also claim that the actions of the defendants have wrongly denied players access to their funds.
Documents in the case highlight roughly $42 million and $85 million in distribution and profit sharing payments that both Lederer and Ferguson received for their roles in Full Tilt Poker.
Currently Full Tilt Poker and its executives are facing four total Federal Civil suits by various plaintiffs seeking damages.